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By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, says the recovery of South Africa's economy, following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will now be sped up even more. Gungubele was speaking at a media briefing with Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Health…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), has appointed Bonolo Ramokhele as the Chairperson of the SANAC Trust Board of Trustees effective immediately. Ramokhele is a Chartered Accountant by profession, and has been serving on the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has gazetted its recommended salary increases for government officials in 2022. The commission is mandated to make annual recommendations relating to the salaries, allowances, benefits, and other resources required by some public office bearers to enable them…
Staff Reporter. The Gauteng Traffic Police has warned hitchhikers on Gauteng major routes that irresponsible behaviour on the roads is punishable by law enforcement authorities. "The law is very clear… anyone who constitutes a source of danger to himself or herself thereby endangering other road users commits an offence and…
Staff Reporter. University of Johannesburg students Miracle Khosi (left) and Neo Kometsi (right) believe it’s unfair that classes started without students having financial access to books and food due to delays in NSFAS payments. They joined dozens of students to picket on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Julia Evans. The National Student…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, but under the leadership of newly appointed Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, it is set to interview candidates nominated for positions in various courts. The newly revamped JSC will interview the shortlisted candidates from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has gazetted new regulations terminating national state of disaster and introducing new transitional measures as the government prepares to begin managing the Covid pandemic through the National Health Act. A separate gazette published by Health minister Joe Phaahla…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has lifted South Africa's national state of disaster more than two years after it was first declared in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an address on Monday evening (4 April), Ramaphosa said the introduction of the state of disaster and associated lockdown restrictions…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address South Africa on Monday evening (4 April 2022) at 20h00 on the country's ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The president last addressed the nation on 22 March, when he announced regulations that would end South Africa’s state of disaster. The president…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) Mpumalanga treasurer-general, murder-accused Mandla Msibi has been asked to step aside. Msibi was nominated and elected in absentia over the weekend. He wrote a letter to the conference accepting the call to become one of Mpumalanga's top officials. Over the weekend, ANC…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi as acting Minister of Public Service and Administration. This follows Ayanda Dlodlo's appointment as an executive director on the board of The World Bank in Washington, United States. Ramaphosa thanked Dlodlo, who has served the government…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 this evening, 04 April 2022, on developments in South Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reported 889 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brought the total…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Good Party and Eastern Province Rugby have both extended their condolences to former Springbok and EP Rugby Coach Peter de Villiers on the sudden passing of his wife Theresa. Gqeberha police reported on Monday afternoon that they had opened an inquest docket after a 62-year-old woman…
Staff Reporter. Energy regulator Nersa is proposing an average increase of 7.47% in municipal electricity tariffs from 1 July 2022. In a discussion document this week, the group said it would continue to use the historic method of tariff setting, but due to time pressure, there will be no public…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu has gazetted new grant increases for South Africa. The increases, which were announced by the National Treasury as part of its February budget, take effect from 1 April, with another small adjustment for some grants taking effect on 1 October 2022. The…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The government will begin winding down its Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) as the country enters the post-pandemic stage, says Employment and Labour minister Thulas Nxesi. "As some level of normality has resumed this year, including a lot of economic activity, we are winding down and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) is expected to begin its de-escalation to Scenario 5 of its deployment to combat acts of terrorism and violent extremism in the northern region of Cabo Delgado Province, in Mozambique. The SAMIM mandate was extended for a further…
Staff Reporter. The National Treasury has postponed the increase of the health promotion levy by a year to 1 April 2023. The change was confirmed in the revised 2022 Draft Rates Bill published for public comment on Friday (1 April). The bill also includes the temporary reduction in the general…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Communist Party (SACP) has expressed deep concern about the rising, crisis-high unemployment and sees the extension of the Social Relief of Distress grant as the first step towards a universal income. The SACP held its last ordinary session of the 14th SACP National Congress…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. China added more than 13,000 new Covid-19 infections with state media reporting a case infected with a new subtype of the omicron variant. The new iteration of the virus, isolated from a mild Covid-19 patient in a city less than 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Shanghai, evolves…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked taxpayers in South Africa after the South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced in its preliminary tax revenue collection outcome that it had collected over R1.5 trillion between April 2021 and March 2022. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa…
By Lwandile Bhengu. Flights were delayed at King Shaka International Airport on Sunday after a technical glitch in refuelling. ACSA group executive of operations Terence Delomoney said that six aircraft experienced delays due to the glitch. "King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) experienced a tech nical problem with the fuel hydrant…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Mandla Ndlovu (far left) was elected ANC Mpumalanga provincial chair. Photo Credit: Thapelo Morebudi. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the newly elected provincial leadership of the party in Mpumalanga. Ramaphosa delivered the closing address at the 3-day elective conference in Emalahleni on Sunday afternoon. Over 700…
Staff Reporter. @AP. The Russian military says it has struck an oil processing plant and fuel depots around the strategic Black Sea port of Odesa. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj.-Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Russian ships and aircraft fired missiles on Sunday to strike the facilities, which he said were used…
Staff Reporter. A 40-year-old woman has been rescued after being trapped in the Jukskei River following heavy downpours and floods in Gauteng. A multi-disciplinary operation including the city of Johannesburg and Gauteng Emergency Services, and South African Police Services (SAPS) water wing rescued the woman on Sunday. Johannesburg Emergency Services…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Home Affairs says services at its offices have been restored countrywide after the department's systems went offline nationwide on Friday. In a statement on Friday (1 April), the department said the 'unfortunate incident' was caused by a cable breakage that connects to the State…
Staff Reporter. The African National Congress (ANC) Mpumalanga elective conference wraps up with an address from President Cyril Ramaphosa. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of ENCA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC Treasurer General Paul Mashatile. Photo: Christopher Moagi. The African National Congress (ANC) is threatening to go to court to block Lobby group AfriForum from accessing its tax records. This after the lobby group submitted a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application to the South…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. Pakistan's embattled prime minister Imran Khan faces a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Sunday. The opposition says it has the numbers to win after Khan's allies and partners in a fragile coalition abandoned him. The opposition needs a simple majority of 172 votes in Pakistan’s 342-seat…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Schools and universities across Iran have fully reopened for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic more than two years ago. From Sunday, which coincided with the beginning of the holy Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Iran, students and teachers were obliged to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ANC's step-aside rule continues to haunt its aspirant leaders, with newly elected ANC Mpumalanga treasurer Mandla Msibi, who faces murder and attempted murder charges, expected to be asked to step down from his leadership role. Msibi was nominated and elected for the treasurer position in absentia…
Staff Reporter. Minister of Police Bheki Cele met with North West residents at the Lonely Park sports ground in Mahikeng over the weekend. The Crime Prevention Ministerial Imbizo saw residents addressing the minister on drug dealing linked to immigration, corrupt Home Affairs and law enforcement officials and the failure of…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Jacob G Zuma Foundation has responded to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling to dismiss the former president's application for leave to appeal. The foundation, in a media statement, addressed its concerns to "all media and the people of South Africa and the world" on…
Staff Reporter. The South African Police Service (SAPS) expects a massive migration of people to parts of Gauteng and the Western Cape in the coming years, which will require it to rapidly scale up its services. In its annual performance plan, tabled earlier this month, the SAPS said it expects…
Staff Reporter. Bongani Bongo and his co-accused briefly appeared in the Nelspruit Commercial Crimes Court for pre-trial purposes on Friday, 1 April 2022. The accused are facing 69 charges ranging from fraud, theft, corruption, and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). They are Robert Barwise, Patrick Donald Chirwa,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Photo Credit: Neil McCartney. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday ended its three-day 17th national congress, with delegates electing a new leadership led by Daniel Balepile from the Rustenburg region. Balepile ousted the union's president Joseph Montisetse by seven votes. He was voted by 336…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC Mpumalanga convener Mandla Ndlovu has been elected the new provincial chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga. Ndlovu beat former provincial secretary, Lucky Ndinisa, for the position by 440 votes. Ndinisa got 278 votes. Voting got underway at the party's provincial elective conference in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Members of the ANC in Mpumalanga convened at Witbank Dam in Emalahleni to elect a new leadership of the province, in their 13th conference. Photo Credit: Thapelo Morebudi. Mpumalanga ANC convenor Mandla Ndlovu and former provincial secretary Lucky Ndinisa have emerged as the main contenders for the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @123RF. The Gauteng Department of Health says it is aware of pregnant women who have been shown sleeping on the floor at Rahima Moosa Mother and Child hospital in Johannesburg. In a video captured by the MMC for Health and Social Development in the city of Joburg,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The government is finalising a proposal around the introduction of a 10-year driving licence in South Africa, says Transport minister Fikile Mbalula. Briefing media on Friday (1 April), Mbalula said discussions around the proposal are expected to be concluded by the end of April 2022. "As part…
Staff Reporter. Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, has urged contractors of the Greater Brandvlei Water Scheme in the Western Cape to complete the project. Mchunu made the call during a ministerial media tour of the water scheme in Worcester. The tour was aimed at inspecting progress made on the…
Staff Reporter. Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says the handover of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) function to the Department of Basic Education is an opportunity to start dismantling intergenerational poverty in the country. "As the history of the ECD sector has been unfolding since the dawn of our democracy,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GettyImages. The urgent application to interdict the ANC Mpumalanga elective conference has been dismissed meaning the provincial conference is going ahead. Judge Edwin Molahlehi of the Gauteng High Court finds the application is not urgent. Fransisco Vilanculo and Edward Mahlangu filed their urgent application on Thursday, listing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has lodged a court application for an interdict to force National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to halt her impeachment and prevent President Cyril Ramaphosa from suspending her. In part A of her application, Mkhwebane wants a court order forcing Mapisa-Nqakula to halt the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. New National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, has outlined his vision and priorities for the next five years in the position. Masemola addressed the media shortly after Police Minister Bheki Cele introduced him to staff. Addressing reporters on Friday, Masemola said he assumed the leadership role during…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Home Affairs says that its systems are offline nationwide, impacting almost all services offered through its offices. In a statement on Friday (1 April), the department said the 'unfortunate incident' was caused by a cable breakage that connects to the State Information Technology Agency…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country needs to rethink the role of private security in the country, particularly as this relates to support to the South African Police Service (SAPS). Ramaphosa was speaking at a South African Human Rights Commission hearing on Friday (1 April) on his…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. ANC Women's League President and NEC member, Bathabile Dlamini, was sentenced to four years imprisonment or a fine of R200,000 after she was convicted of perjury. Judge Betty Khumalo handed the sentence down on Friday at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court in Gauteng. The accused is accordingly sentenced…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country "stared into the heart of darkness" during the height of the July 2021 unrest. Ramaphosa was giving his opening statement at the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) National Investigative Hearing into the July 2021 unrest that unfolded in KwaZulu-Natal and…
Staff Reporter. John Steenhuisen briefs the media following Parliament’s vote on the Motion of No Confidence in the national Cabinet. Livestream Video Below: Video Courtesy of DA.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services have extended the scope of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill to cover a wider range of issues. The draft bill, which was published for public comment in September 2020, outlines possession rules for cannabis users at home and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Parliament has published its updated travel benefits policy for members of parliament in South Africa. The policy, which was tabled on Monday (28 March), applies to former MPs who served in parliament for a continuous period of five years or longer, or one complete term in the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC) has prepared to oppose an attempt to interdict its much-anticipated Mpumalanga conference set to take place on Friday. "We have received the papers. Our legal team are looking into those and the way we defending the African National Congress and its processes,"…
Staff Reporter. KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has demanded answers and accountability from officials and community leaders following the discovery of a fresh produce tunnel, which was left incomplete after an investment of about R8 million. Zikalala came across an abandoned fresh produce tunnel project during an Operation Sukuma Sakhe oversight…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced Lieutenant General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola as the new police commissioner. Masemola's appointment as the country's top cop comes amid allegations of meddling levelled against Police Minister Bheki Cele and criticisms of the "secretive recruitment process" for outgoing national police commissioner Khehla Sithole's…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has announced an extension of the grace period for driving licences that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a government gazette published on Thursday (31 March), Mbalula said all learner licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences and professional driving permits…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government has no plans to introduce a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy in South Africa, says deputy president David Mabuza. "One thing we are not going to do is force people to go and vaccinate," Mabuza said in response to oral questions in parliament. "We think (that) would…
By Karyn Maughan. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed with costs former president Jacob Zuma's four attempted challenges to his corruption prosecution, just days before he is due back in court for his corruption trial. The SCA found that Zuma's petitions had "no reasonable prospects of success in…
Staff Reporter. Eskom Chief Executive, Andre de Ruyter, says the company is working hard to root out corruption and fraud at the State-owned power utility. This after a former employee and service provider of the power utility were sentenced to 20 years in jail for fraud and theft amounting to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health stakeholders are concerned that South Africa could see an exodus of doctors and other key medical personnel ahead of the planned introduction of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme. There is also a growing concern that the country could lose valuable training skills as professionals look…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Department of Cooperative Governance has announced a review of its existing Small Town Regeneration Programme (STR) after ‘varying success’ in rejuvenating smaller towns across the country. The review will also bring the government’s smaller towns’ strategy in line with the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), as…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has gazetted its recommended salary increases for South Africa’s government officials in 2022. The commission is mandated to make annual recommendations relating to the salaries, allowances, benefits, and other resources required by some public office bearers to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided an updated 'Strategic Preparedness, Readiness and Response Plan' around Covid-19, highlighting several scenarios for how the pandemic will evolve in 2022. Director-general for the agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. A Democratic Alliance (DA) motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s entire cabinet failed on Wednesday evening with all ANC MPs and some smaller parties present in the house and on the virtual platform voting against the DA proposal, as expected. The ANC, which enjoys 230…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has released a finalised investigations report as her office began preparing the 2021/22 Annual Report which will carry finer details of the year under review. The Public Protector released nine investigation reports, covering a range of themes including undue delays to process…
Staff Reporter. A court has issued a warrant of arrest for former senior Eskom manager, France Hlakudi, after he failed to appear for a scheduled hearing. Hlakudi’s bail of R300,000 was provisionally forfeited to the state. Hlakudi is among several people accused of fraud and corruption relating to the Eskom…
Staff Reporter. @GettyImages. Public Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner, Anele Gxoyiya, says the Commission had up to the end of December 2021, registered 444 grievances including 158 carried over from the previous financial year. Gxoyiya said of the 444 grievances, 109 (24.5%) were not properly referred and 335 (75.5%) were properly…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Walter Sisulu University (WSU) student Sibongile Mani has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment for theft relating to R14 million accidentally credited to her account by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in 2017. East London Regional Court Magistrate Twanette Olivier found Mani guilty of stealing…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa and the motion of no confidence in his Cabinet are going ahead on this afternoon. It will be the first motion of no confidence that Ramaphosa faces, and it has been a long time coming. The ATM first…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Department of Health has presented its proposals to fund South Africa’s new National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, including new taxes. In a presentation to parliament on Tuesday (29 March), the department said the country ultimately spends as much on health care as it decides to.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, has encouraged Rand Water to continue communicating planned maintenance of water infrastructure to residents. Mchunu’s call follows the allegations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng which accused Rand Water of being incompetent and failing to provide water tankers during…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has gazetted new regulations aimed at lifting national state of disaster. These regulations, which are currently open for public comment until 17h00 on Friday (1 April), will help inform the government’s decision on when and how to lift…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. As the ENGEN Pitch & Polish programme celebrates its twelfth anniversary, the project is taking a look back at some of the amazing success stories to come out of the competition. This is the story of 2017 winner, Bruce Diale, the owner of Brucol Global Development –…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa will face his first motion of no confidence on Wednesday and it will be voted on by open ballot. On Tuesday, National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula indicated that she declined the ATM's request to postpone its motion. The ATM wanted the motion postponed pending…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated all the tech start-ups that participated in the MultiChoice Accelerator Programme during the South Africa Day celebrations at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The programme, which is a collaboration with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic), Galelo…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South African Law Reform Commission chairperson Justice Jody Kollapen says the process of reforming the law to best suit both the country and its constitutional democracy, is not easy nor will it be quick. Kollapen was speaking at the handover of four reports on various aspects of…
By Sihle Mavuso. Prince Simakade Zulu, the first-born son of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini, has formally asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to halt any preparations for the pending coronation of Misuzulu KaZwelithini as the next King of the Zulu nation. In a letter sent to the King’s law firm and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Former South African Airways chair Dudu Myeni made her first appearance in the dock of the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, on charges of defeating the administration of justice. In the indictment presented in court, the State alleges Myeni is guilty of the crime of defeating or…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The fraud and corruption case against former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and her 21 co-accused will go on trial starting on 18 July at the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Gumede and her co-accused – which includes former eThekwini city manager Sipho Nzuza, former supply-chain manager Sandile Ngcobo and…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to undertake a District Development Model (DDM) Presidential Imbizo in the Free State on 08 and 09 April 2022. Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Premier of Free State Province, Sisi Ntombela, various Cabinet Ministers, including the DDM champions and Free State…
Staff Reporter. Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, has dissolved the Amatola Water Board and appointed a seven-member interim board whose tenure will be for a period of five months. Mchunu made the announcement during the Ministry’s stakeholder engagements held with amongst others, the Eastern Cape provincial leadership and the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to appear at the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) National Investigative Hearing into the July 2021 Unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces on Friday. "The President of the Republic of South Africa…will appear before the Hearing Panel and give testimony with…
Staff Reporter. The National Assembly (NA) Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has welcomed the Western Cape High Court’s ruling striking off the roll the African Transformation Movement’s (ATM) application to have a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against the President. The court decision follows ATM urgent application requesting for…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Statistics South Africa has published the latest unemployment numbers for the fourth quarter of 2021, showing that South Africa’s unemployment rate has now hit 35.3%. This is the highest point since the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) was started, the statistics body said in a statement on…
Staff Reporter. At least 27 people alleged to be involved in a fraudulent passport syndicate have appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Gauteng regional spokesperson, Phindi Mjonondwane, explained that the alleged syndicate relied on South Africans selling their identities to them in…
Staff Reporter. Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich suffered symptoms of suspected poisoning at talks in Kyiv earlier this month, sources close to him say. The Chelsea FC owner - who has now recovered - reportedly suffered sore eyes and skin peeling. Two Ukrainian peace negotiators were also said to have been…
By Duncan McLeod. Communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has been ordered by the high court not to complete analogue television switch-off in South Africa on 31 March as she had planned. A full bench of the high court in Pretoria late on Monday handed down judgment in the case against the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Free State High Court has dismissed with costs suspended African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule and co-accused’s applications to have corruption charges dropped. The court on Monday dismissed the applications with costs, saying applications by Magashule and his co-accused are premature and should wait for…
Staff Reporter. Defence Minister Thandi Modise says the South African Air Force was not responsible for Deputy President David Mabuza's trips to Russia. Modise was responding to a written parliamentary question from DA MP Kobus Marais, who asked whether 21 Squadron, or the SAAF, was responsible for Mabuza's travel arrangements…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @GalloImages. The CEO of the Property Practitioners Regulatory Authority, Mamodupi Mohlala, has been placed on precautionary suspension. The authority’s board chair, Steven Ngubeni, announced the decision on Monday and the suspension comes after allegations of financial and appointments irregularities. Mohlala, who was appointed in February 2019, was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Department of Health said 80 000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were set to expire by the end of March. National spokesperson Foster Mohale said the department was exploring strategies to increase vaccine uptake especially among people in the 18 – 34 age group. According…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Residents in the Joburg CBD and parts of Selby could be without power a while longer as City Power is on Monday still unable to provide an estimated time of restoration. "The outage happened around 8 am after a fire in our underground tunnels at Ntemi Pilusa…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Trade union Solidarity says it will lay charges of corruption, theft, fraud and mismanagement of State funds against 19 alleged State capturers, including former president Jacob Zuma, at the Brooklyn Police Station on Tuesday. Solidarity said the charges focus on the institutions and people that caused major…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The African National Congress (ANC)'s national executive committee (NEC) on Monday welcomed an update by its task team on the report of the commission of inquiry into state capture. The task team is chaired by Jeff Radebe and was established to make comprehensive proposals on the ANC’s…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is ripe with opportunities for among others, trade, investment and tourism. Ramaphosa was addressing the South Africa Day celebrations at Expo 2020 Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where Team South Africa is presenting all of its goods and services to…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The ATM's court bid to force the Speaker of Parliament to have a secret ballot in motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa has been struck from the roll. Judge Rosheni Allie struck the party's urgent application from the court roll this morning, saying it was…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Operation Dudula leader Ntlantla Mohlauli, aka Nhlanhla 'Lux' Dlamini, appears in the Roodepoort magistrate's court. Image: Alaister Russell. Operation Dudula leader, Nhlanhla 'Lux' Dlamini, has been granted bail of R1 500 by the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court. Dlamini appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on charges of housebreaking,…
Staff Reporter. The Central Energy Fund (CEF) will invest R1 billion into the country’s Virginia gas project as part of a renewable energy push. The Virginia Gas Project is the only onshore petroleum plant in South Africa, with the site covering an area that includes Welkom, Virginia, and Theunissen. It…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The Competition Commission has announced plans to investigate South Africa’s fresh produce food market. "Essential foods are critical to the socio-economic well-being of a nation, and in particular to its poorest consumers for whom essential foods form a significant portion of household expenditure relative to other wealthier…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. President Cyril Ramaphosa says recent investment commitment to South Africa shows that the country still has a significant amount to offer. Writing in his weekly open letter to the public, Ramaphosa noted that the country was often plagued by a 'sea of bad news', but that the…
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